Create Storage Space with a Console Table


Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic also teamed up with the lovely Ana White to add storage behind her sofa with a PB-inspired console table. Whitney’s new console has the look of an old work bench with a thick, sturdy frame, casters, and distressed finish. Here’s what Whitney has to say about her build: “I love the storage it gives me as well as it’s open feel in the space. Oh… And did I mention $80 to build? Love it even more!”

pb inspired sofa console

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Apothecary Style Media Console

pottery barn inspired media console

Today I am going to share two Pottery Barn-inspired consoles built by a couple of very talented ladies, Jen from House of Wood and Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic. First up is Jen, who sought out the assistance of Ana White to build a media console to hold her 50” plasma TV that had been collecting dust in storage. My favorite part is how the beveled apothecary-style door flips down to reveal a cubby that hides the media components. How cool is that?!?

pottery barn inspired media console

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Rope Chandelier for a Nautical Nursery


One of Lauren’s favorite elements from her baby boy’s nautical theme nursery is a rope chandelier she created from a thrift store find. Lauren shares at From Our Hiding Place how she transformed the $10 chandy into an eye-catching piece with just a roll of twine and a hot glue gun. While time-consuming, Lauren says it was the “easiest DIY project ever.”

diy rope chandelier

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Black and White Abstract Art (Even Your Kids Can Paint!)


Kristin from Bliss at Home has been collecting pieces to create the very first gallery wall in her home. Since many of items are smaller, Kristin wanted a feature piece and knew an abstract art collection she’d been eyeing from West Elm would serve as the perfect inspiration. The fun part of this project is that Kristin involved her boys in the creative process. She says, “I love that we made this together and that it will be the key piece to our gallery wall.”

diy black and white abstract art

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Doll Crib with Changing Table


Mable from Tiny Dazzles Blog recently celebrated her daughter’s third birthday and knew the perfect gift for her sweet girl – a doll crib! She found plans for a DIY crib from Ana White and tweaked them a bit to include a changing table and storage shelves. Mable was able to make her crib for only $6 since she already had most of the supplies on hand. That’s $6 well spent since Mable gets to enjoy the sight of her daughter putting her dolls to bed each night. Precious!

diy doll crib

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Linen Message Board with Nailhead Trim

Nailhead Trim Cork Board Bulletin Board

When Emily from On the V Side decided to turn her office into a usable craft space, she says there was no question the walls needed a little “pick-me-up.” Emily started with the “simplest of organizational tools” and created a corkboard for the wall. The fun part was that Emily challenged herself to make it for absolutely no cost, using only items she had on hand. Sounds like a girl after my own heart!

Nailhead Trim Cork Board Bulletin Board

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Flower Petal Pillow for a Little Girl’s Room


Jann from Newton Custom Interiors has been busy making pillows for the double bed her granddaughter will soon be graduating to. She fell for a petal pillow that’s full of texture and knew the fun, girly style would be perfect for the bed. Jan lovingly cut out and stitched 160 little circles to make this pretty pillow for granddaughter and says it was definitely worth it. How sweet is that?!?

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DIY Acrylic Drawer Pulls


Sawdust Girl contributor Julie wanted to bring “some sparkle and old Hollywood glam” to her side of the master bathroom and decided acrylic drawer pulls were the way to go. However, they were crazy expensive… like hundreds of dollars for ONE pull expensive! Julie got resourceful and borrowed pieces from some bargain drawer pulls to attach to acrylic rods. Throw in some basic hardware, glue, and spray paint, and Julie got snazzy new drawer pulls that look waaay more expensive than they actually were!

diy acrylic drawer pulls

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